Virginia Attorney General urges Supreme Court to hear marriage equality case

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has asked the Supreme Court to hear a case that challenges the state's ban on marriage for same-sex couples. Chris Geidner at Buzzfeed reports:

What distinguishes Herring’s filing is that his is the first request to the Supreme Court by a party that backs the position of same-sex couples that the ban is unconstitutional.

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